Eliminating Cat Urine Odor can be one of the trickiest odors to remove from carpet, sub floors or even walls. Male cats are very territorial and will mark with spray or urine along the perimeter or boundary of their territory. If you have more than one cat or animal living in the home, this will increase a male cat’s desire to mark their territory which can make the situation even worse. Eliminating cat urine odor is not a simple task.
Urine leaves the body (in mammals) as an uric acid and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria to flourish. The bacteria can contribute to a very unsanitary living environment for the home’s occupants. Uric acid begins to break down into ammonia and carbon dioxide. Alkaline salt crystals begin to form and draw moisture from the air which produces an ammonia odor. Without proper cleaning, the ammonia odor will not go away. The ammonia put off by cat urine can also cause headaches in some individuals. When dealing with cat urine or other pet odors it's important to consult with a professional such as Sage Restoration to make sure that the odor is properly remediated, cleaned and treated.